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FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, is state Sen. Kai Kahele at the opening day of the Hawaii Sate Legislature in Honolulu. Kahele is favored to win the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in the primary election. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who decided not to run for reelection so she could focus on her presidential campaign, which was ultimately unsuccessful.   (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard's seat

Aug. 9, 2020 4:25 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Kai Kahele was prepared to do the unthinkable: take on an incumbent from his own party for a U.S. House seat. He felt so strongly that Hawaii residents were being hurt by the presidential ambitions of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard that he announced early on he would challenge his fellow Democrat....

Ron Curtis wins Republican primary for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District seat

Aug. 9, 2020 4:17 AM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Ron Curtis wins Republican primary for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District seat.

Joe Akana wins Republican primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District seat

Aug. 9, 2020 2:52 AM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Joe Akana wins Republican primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

State Sen. Kai Kahele wins Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District seat

Aug. 9, 2020 1:25 AM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — State Sen. Kai Kahele wins Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

Incumbent Ed Case wins Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District seat

Aug. 9, 2020 1:17 AM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Incumbent Ed Case wins Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District seat.
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Carissa Moore surfs during round one of the Swatch Women's Pro Trestles competition in San Clemente, Calif. Professional surfers will be riding the waves again Sunday, Aug. 9, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport in March. The Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif., some 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean, will provide a perfect bubble for the World Surf League’s Rumble at the Ranch featuring 16 surfers, including 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and Olympic qualifiers Kolohe Andino, Caroline Marks and four-time reigning world champ Moore. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

Surf's up again for Slater, Olympic qualifiers at Surf Ranch

Aug. 8, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Professional surfers will be riding the waves again on Sunday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport in March. The Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, some 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean, will provide a perfect bubble for the World Surf League’s...

Hawaii correctional facility inmate tests positive for virus

Aug. 8, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Public Safety announced Friday that a new inmate at the Oahu Community Correction Center tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, raising concerns about the safety of others crowded in jails and prisons statewide. The inmate, who remained unidentified, was...

Oahu housing market remains weakened, but steadily improving

Aug. 8, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu's housing market is less robust than it was last year, but is steadily improving. The Honolulu Board of Realtors said sales of previously owned homes dropped 3% in July for single-family houses and 17% for condominiums compared to the same month in 2019. The numbers are far better...

Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Aug. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say the state’s public school students will begin the academic year with remote learning only, after a spike of coronavirus cases. Gov. David Ige said Friday that all public students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from home. Officials...

Oahu students to start school year with distance learning

Aug. 7, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Amid an alarming spike of coronavirus cases in Hawaii, public school students on Oahu will begin the academic year with distance learning only, officials announced Friday. Hawaii Gov. David Ige said that most students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from...